Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 10 - Braves at Mets - Mets Fall 4-2, Byrd drives in two


Final123456789RHE
Atlanta (5-6)«1000101104121
N.Y. Mets (2-5)101000000281
W: D. Carpenter (1-0) L: D. Gorski (0-2) S: A. Wood (1)
HR: ATL - J. Upton (2),C. Johnson (2)   NYM - None

Recap:

Hudson allowed six hits and a run while throwing 80 pitches over four innings Monday, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the New York Mets.

"About 75 of those 80 were stressful pitches," Hudson said.

Justin Upton and Chris Johnson each hit solo home runs for the Braves. Marlon Byrd drove in both runs for the Mets.

Hudson gave up a hit to the first or second batter in each inning and often found himself in tough spots.

"It was good work for me," Hudson said. "I was able to pretty much have big situation pitches a lot - every inning. I was able to work out of most of them and make a good pitch here and there. It was a great work day,

"I just wouldn't be happy with it at all if it was June," he said. "That's what spring training's for, I guess."

Hudson got some help from catching prospect Christian Bethancourt, who threw out two base runners. And Bethancourt nearly hit Hudson while throwing out Mets outfielder Collin Cowgill in the first inning.

"He's really good back there," Hudson said. "He threw out a couple guys, he almost threw me out once. He pulled a Benito Santiago on me from his knees. I thought I was low enough, but I wasn't. He's only going to get better."

Mets starter Jeremy Hefner, who could be in the mix for a rotation spot if Johan Santana starts the season on the disabled list, went three innings, allowing three hits - including Upton's homer - and struck out two.

"First and foremost, I want Johan to be healthy," Hefner said. "He's a leader of this team. If something happens and he's not able to go, then obviously that would maybe fall on my shoulders. I'm going to prepare to go out and give it my best whenever my name's called. And whatever happens with Johan will take of itself."

The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Upton hit a high fastball well over the left field fence. Johnson, who went 3 for 3, connected in the seventh.

Byrd, a non-roster invitee, continued his strong spring, had a hit and is batting .400 in six Grapefruit League games.

"He's done a great job," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "One of the things I think, for sure, we're excited about seeing is his steadiness in the clubhouse and everything else, being a veteran guy. He did play winter ball until a week before spring training. That helps him coming in here, but I like a lot of the things I see."

Box Score:

AtlantaABRH2B3BHRRBIWKAVG
Reed Johnson LF300000000.190
  Jordan Schafer CF200000001.300
Jason Heyward RF300000001.250
  Jordan Parraz RF100000000.286
Justin Upton DH211001110.333
  Evan Gattis PH-DH111000000.444
B.J. Upton CF300000001.318
  Joe Terdoslavich LF101000000.647
Juan Francisco 3B301000001.333
  Joe Leonard 3B100000100.200
Chris Johnson 1B313001100.421
  Ernesto Mejia 1B100000001.200
Blake DeWitt 2B412100001.200
  Sean Kazmar PR-2B000000000.000
Tyler Pastornicky SS302000100.421
  Elmer Reyes SS100000001.000
Christian Bethancourt C200000000.250
  Matt Pagnozzi C201000000.286
Totals36412102417
NY MetsABRH2B3BHRRBIWKAVG
Matt den Dekker CF411000000.188
  Juan Lagares CF000000000.200
Collin Cowgill DH401000001.450
Ike Davis 1B211100001.214
  Brandon Hicks 1B100000001.077
Marlon Byrd RF201000200.400
  Mike Baxter RF101000000.125
Lucas Duda LF400000001.176
Travis d`Arnaud C301000002.429
  Anthony Recker C101000000.500
Justin Turner 2B201000000.333
  Wilmer Flores 2B200000001.111
Zach Lutz 3B100000010.286
  Brian Bixler 3B000000020.333
Ruben Tejada SS200000001.182
  Wilfredo Tovar SS200000000.300
Totals3128100238


E_B.DeWitt, W.Tovar. LOB_Atlanta 6, NY Mets 7. 2B_B.DeWitt, I.Davis. HR_J.Upton (2) off J.Hefner, C.Johnson (2) off D.Gorski. SF_M.Byrd. SB_S.Kazmar (1), M.den Dekker (2). CS_T.Pastornicky, C.Cowgill, J.Turner. GIDP_J.Schafer, B.DeWitt, W.Tovar. DP_Atlanta 2 (C.Bethancourt and J.Francisco), (E.Reyes, S.Kazmar and E.Mejia); NY Mets 2 (J.Turner and I.Davis), (B.Hicks and W.Tovar).

AtlantaIPHRERBBSOERA
Tim Hudson4.0622124.00
Luis Avilan1.0000020.00
David Carpenter (W 1-0)1.00000212.27
David Hale2.0100110.00
Alex Wood (S 1)1.0100110.00
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOERA
Jeremy Hefner3.0311023.68
Rafael Montero (B 1)2.0311013.00
Jeurys Familia1.0000104.50
Darin Gorski (L 0-2)1.0311029.00
Josh Edgin1.0211014.50
Bobby Parnell1.0100010.00


PB_M.Pagnozzi.
HBP_by T.Hudson (I.Davis).
WP_D.Hale.
T_2:56. A_4012.
Umpires_Home,Sean Barber; First, Angel Hernandez; Second, Ed Hickox; Third, Chris Segal.
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